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Kell Brook wants the big fights after he faces Jackiewicz; Classic fights of Hopkins, Linares and Danny Garcia on Telefura tonight

Kell Brook faces Rafal Jackiewicz in a World title eliminator at the Ponds Forge International Arena in Sheffield tomorrow night (October 8) and says he’s ready to fight for a World title.

The unbeaten Welterweight star takes on the rugged Pole who has yet to be stopped in 48 fights live on Sky Sports 1 and HD1 from 8.30pm, and Brook is convinced that after beating the 34 year-old he is ready to step up and take a World title strap.

“It's time to go now,” said Brook at today’s weigh-in. “I've got to get into these big fights – I'm 25 and I'm ready for it.

“There’s room for a new boxing star in Britain at the moment and I’m going to be clicking into that gap of elite fighters.”

Brook was greeted with a huge cheer at today’s public weigh-in at The Winter Gardens in Sheffield, where he tipped the scales at 10st 6lb 3oz, while Jackiewicz registered at 10st 6 and ¾lb.

Tomorrow night’s sold out show begins at 6.30pm with Brook’s unbeaten stable mate Kid Galahad taking on James Ancliff. Huddersfield’s Tyrone Nurse meets Hungarian Istvan Kiss before Kenny Anderson fights Paul Morby.

Unbeaten Alfreton Welterweight Dale Miles provides the chief support against Frenchman Mihaita Mutu before the main event. English Welterweight champion Adnan Amar meets Birmingham’s Kevin McCauley and Dudley prospect Tommy Ghent faces Cleethorpes Nick Coret in two fights to be scheduled on the night.

Card and weights:

12 x 3 mins WBA Inter-Continental Welterweight Championship
KELL BROOK (10st 6lb 3oz) v RAFAL JACKIEWICZ (10st 6 and ¾lb)

8 x 3 mins Light-Welterweight Contest
DALE MILES (10st 1lb 11oz) v MIHAI MUTU (10st 6lb 6oz)

6 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight Contest
KENNY ANDERSON (12st 4 ½ lb) v PAUL MORBY (11st 13 and ¾lb)

6 x 3 mins Featherweight Contest
KID GALAHAD (9st 1st 10oz) v JAMES ANCLIFF (9st 1 and ¼lb)

Plus the following contests to weigh-in:

6 x 3 mins Lightweight Contest
TYRONE NURSE v ISTVAN KISS

6 x 3 mins Welterweight Contest
ADNAN AMAR v KEVIN McCAULEY

4 x 3 mins Welterweight Contest
TOMMY GHENT v NICK CORET

WORLD CLASS MIDDLEWEIGHT OSSIE DURAN SIGNS WITH GULFSTREAM BOXING PROMOTIONS

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY (October 7, 2011)---Vincent Ponte’s Gulfstream Promotions is proud to announce the signing of Middleweight contender Ossie “The Ghanaian Gladiator” Duran to a promotional contract.

Duran, of Paterson, New Jersey is originally from Accra, Ghana and sports an impressive mark of 26-8-2 with ten knockouts.

Duran, who has fought some of the Jr. Middleweights and Jr. Middleweights in the world will be involved in a high profile bout on October 28th in Atlantic City when he takes on undefeated prospect Brandon Gonzales in a bout that will be telecasted live all of the country as part of the popular SHOWTIME boxing series SHO BOX: The New Generation.

The show is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions.

The thirty-four year old has won many titles that include the Ghanaian Lightweight title; WBF Pan-European Welterweight title; British Commonwealth Welterweight Title; British Commonwealth Jr. Middleweight title and in his last bout Duran won the USBA Atlantic Coast Middleweight title with a tenth round stoppage over Latif Mundy on June 22nd in Newark, New Jersey.

Duran has fought the likes of Jamie Moore (20-1; Duran stopped Moore three rounds); Bradley Pryce (34-4); James Kirkland (18-0); Eromesele Alber (21-2; Duran and Albert fought to a draw); Former world title challenger David Lopez; Fernando Guerrero (15-0);

“We are very excited to have signed Ossie”, said Vincent Ponte, CEO of Gulfstream Promotions.

“Ossie’s record speaks for itself. He has fought nothing but the best and given the top of the division all they wanted and more. He is the toughest fighter around and he has never been stopped despite all the big punchers he has fought”

“Even though he is thirty-four, Ossie is just now hitting his peak. He has won three in a row and we feel a win over Gonzales on the 28th will propel Ossie to the top of the Middleweight rankings and we hopefully will get a major bout that will facilitate a world title opportunity”

Classic fights of Hopkins, Linares and Danny Garcia on Telefura tonight

LOS ANGELES, October 7 - With the October 15 Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson HBO Pay-Per-View event quickly approaching at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, TeleFutura will begin the countdown to the highly-anticipated card by revisiting some of the biggest bouts from featured fighters Bernard Hopkins, Jorge Linares and Danny Garcia on a special edition of TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate Classics" on Friday, October 7.

In the "Classics" main event, viewers will see the fight in which future Hall of Famer Hopkins began his string of world-shocking performances as he moved up from middleweight to the light heavyweight division and defeated Antonio Tarver in 2006. Viewers will also see Linares take on long-time contender Rocky Juarez in a 2010 fight and the fight in which Garcia introduced himself to the next level of the fight game with a fourth round knockout over Mike Arnaoutis in 2010.

The special presentation of "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and AT&T and will air on TeleFutura at 11:30pm ET/PT (10:30pm CT).

With his legacy already secure, Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KO's) could have walked off into the sunset and retired years ago, but the 46-year-old legend, who became the oldest man to win a major title when he defeated Jean Pascal for the WBC and Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight World Titles in May, is far from done as he approaches his world championship showdown with former World Champion "Bad" Chad Dawson. To see how much gas is left in the tank of this amazing warrior, all one has to do is look at his first bout at light heavyweight since his professional debut, when, at the age of 41, he stunned the heavily favored Antonio Tarver on June 10, 2006, putting on a 12 round clinic en route to one of his greatest victories to date.

Getting ready for a WBC Lightweight World Championship fight against Antonio DeMarco that would make him a three division world titlist if he emerges victorious, Venezuela's Jorge "El Nino De Oro" Linares (31-1, 20 KO's) showed off the skills that make him a dangerous man at 135 pounds when he dropped rugged contender Rocky Juarez en route to a 10-round victory in Las Vegas on July 31, 2010.

Philadelphia's Danny "Swift" Garcia (21-0, 14 KO's) will face his toughest test of his career on October 15 when he takes on former World Champion Kendall "Rated R" Holt, but the 23-year-old proved that he was more than ready for prime time on October 8, 2010 when he knocked out contender Mike Arnaoutis in the fourth round of their junior welterweight showdown. The fight caught the attention of the boxing community and helped earn him a shot at Holt which will be a 12-round bout for the vacant NABO Junior Welterweight Title as well as an eliminator for the number one rating by the WBC and the number two rating by the IBF.

Tecate, cerveza con carácter, is the largest beer brand to sponsor boxing matches in the U.S. Part of its commitment to make boxing accessible to consumers is the title sponsorship of "Sólo Boxeo Tecate," which creates an opportunity for local fans to witness some of the most exhilarating fights by today's up-and-coming prospects. Additionally, Tecate has been a primary supporter of Golden Boy Promotions' marquee events since 2007, and has launched a variety of initiatives to ensure consumers are part of the boxing experience, including boxer autograph signing sessions, commemorative cans, PPV mail-in rebate offers, and most recently the launch of a mobile museum "Tecate Museo de Boxeo," which showcases decades of the most memorable moments in the sport.

Article posted on 07.10.2011



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